E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Rouge 2017 (95 W&S)

“This comes from the vineyard that gave St-Joseph its name, a south-facing parcel of granite in Tournon that grew a garnet-hued beauty in 2017. It’s appealing from the very first whiff, a mix of oak smoke and spicy black plum. While the oak notes from two years in barrels are prominent, the wine feels balanced, the meaty fruit absorbing their impact without losing any of its freshness. You could drink this now for the sexy opulence of its bacon-smoked flavors, but it’s structured to age for a decade or more.” 

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    A result of its quality, Guigal’s Saint-Joseph Lieu Dit Rouge comes from the “Saint-Joseph” vineyard that gives the appellation its name. This site convinced the Guigals to work in Saint-Joseph and help to restore the historic perception of Saint-Joseph as an appellation of utmost quality. The 100% Syrah wine has complex and deep black fruit, floral, spice and mineral characteristics. Despite its concentration and powerful attack, the wine retains the trademark elegance that Saint-Joseph offers.

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